Wine

As mid-winter bring with it colder temperatures, we dust off our boots and straighten out our warm jackets. Recipes like homey soups, stews and slow-cooked meals are suddenly back on the menu. And if spending a chilly evening indoors and getting cosy in front of...

At Fairview, we have a proud history of 'firsts'. Charles Back, the owner of Fairview, is one of the great entrepreneurs and innovators of the wine world – an individual who likes nothing more than swimming against the stream. He joined his father Cyril at the...

This week, our Fairview Piekenierskloof Grenache was named one of the top 20 South African Grenache Noirs by renowned South African sommelier Higgo Jacobs. In his review, Jacobs writes that "There is no doubt that Grenache is regaining popularity, especially among the trending wine lists...

With thousands of grape varieties out there, about 1,300 of which are used to make wine commercially, we don’t blame you if you find it tricky to identify your Pinot Noir’s from your Pinotage’s. That’s why we’re introducing a new monthly blog, Cellar Sessions, that...

If you’ve ever tried some of our Single Vineyard wines, you might have come across the term ‘old vines’. But what exactly do we mean by that? It’s quite simple really. We mean vines that are old. And why is this worth writing about? Well, every...

We're thrilled to announce our most recent award winners in the 2017 Shiraz SA Wine Challenge. On the 31st May 2017, Fairview once again proved its prowess in the cultivation of this red grape varietal, as a total of four of our Shiraz wines were...

One of the key philosophical traits Fairview has orientated itself around is to always push the boundaries of traditional winemaking. For decades, our team has done this by planting varieties that are best suited to their surroundings. One of our latest releases is one such variety,...

The 2017 National Wine Challenge winners were announced on 25 April 2017 at a gala event, where Fairview Wine and Cheese Estate in Paarl was named a Vineyard Consistency Award winner, garnering over 10 top accolades this year. In addition, Fairview took third place overall...

With thousands of grape varieties out there, about 1,300 of which are used to make wine commercially, we don’t blame you if you find it tricky to identify your Pinot Noir’s from your Pinotage’s. That’s why we’re introducing a new monthly blog, Cellar Sessions, that...

When it comes to winemaking, after grapes, oak is an important (and expensive) component of many wines, having a crucial impact on the quality and final outcome. Last year, our winemaker Stephanie Wiid, was invited by our barrel suppliers, Tonnellerie Quintessence, to France, to follow...